Facility upgrades at The [...]
The National Industrial Transportation urged Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to encourage the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance to resume talks on an East and Gulf Coast port labor contract.
The NIT League requested LaHood’s help “in strongly encouraging the two sides to get back to the bargaining table. Only as a last [...]
Major grain-trading companies shut down grain elevators in Louisiana to take precautions as Tropical Storm Isaac advanced toward the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) closed four elevators and its port operations in New Orleans, and rival Cargill Inc. said it was working on closing two elevators near the city.
From today’s Journal of Commerce:
Negotiations for a new International Longshoremen’s Association contract covering dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast ports broke down suddenly Wednesday, ILA spokesman James McNamara said.
McNamara said ILA President Harold Daggett broke off talks after USMX presented a “take-it-or-leave-it” proposal and said management would not discuss continuing negotiations unless the [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Norfolk Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway are expanding their intermodal rail service linking Mexico and the U.S. by offering a dedicated 53-foot container service, providing shippers with more flexibility and efficiency for inland distribution.
The TMX service connects KCS’s [...]
From a recent article in the Times-Picayune:
Port officials want to build a container terminal on the Mississippi River to take advantage of anticipated traffic from the increased capacity of the Panama Canal in 2014, that will allow larger ships to traverse the canal than is currently the case.
Port officials envision moving container cargo [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce Magazine:
James Capo has been working for months to calm shippers’ concerns about the impending East and Gulf Coast longshore labor negotiations. The chairman and CEO of United States Maritime Alliance emphasizes that bargaining “is a process … You have to give it time.”
That process will begin this [...]
An all-water service connecting Asia and Houston using the Panama Canal will begin operating April 29 from Shanghai, arriving in Port of Houston on May 28.
The Gulf of Mexico Express service will become the first such route from China to the port in nearly 10 years.
The run by COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc., [...]
The misdemeanor arrests [on July 13] were made just west of where port workers were protesting a company they say used Houston laborers to unload a ship laden with steel slabs.
The ship was being unloaded by crews working for Superior Stevedoring Services, a Galveston company licensed in December to work on the island’s [...]
Shipments through the Panama Canal are on pace to climb to a record this year, surpassing levels set before the global economic slump, canal Chief Executive Officer Alberto Aleman said.
Traffic volume increased about 20 million metric tons from October through March from the same period a year earlier, a 13 percent gain, Aleman said. [...]
The Port of Houston Authority awarded nearly $35 million in contracts for design and construction of additional entry and exit gates for the Bayport container terminal.
The port commission approved the contracts at a meeting at which CEO Alec Dreyer noted that container volume in 20-foot-equivalent units is flat, but steel shipments are up 69 [...]
Ports usually compete against each other to ship a limited amount of goods.
But recently, officials running the ports of Mobile, Houston and Tampa joined in an effort to recruit more Asian service to the Gulf of Mexico.
Lyons said he and his colleagues in Houston and Tampa have had discussions with about a dozen [...]
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